Dan Bucaro – Georgetown Warrior Rookie of the Year
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Daniel Bucaro of the Denver Outlaws was recognized on Thursday with Major League Lacrosse Warrior Rookie of the Year honors despite spending much of the season injured; nonetheless he still contributed significantly towards helping lead them to their fifth straight championship game victory.
Early Life and Education
Dan Bucaro began playing lacrosse as a youth. His father, Rich, served as his coach at Patriot Elite’s PAL and travel teams, before transitioning into financial advisory – staying connected with his son’s growth as an impressive athlete at Ward Melville.
At Georgetown, Bucaro wasn’t only known as a scorer – he also provided stretching for teammates, filled water bottles and watched film for Hoyas training staff members. According to Erin Pettinger’s words, Bucaro served as “player, coach, manager and student trainer in one.”
Seaman understood the impact of injuries in an athletic environment was profoundly hurtful when he tore his right ACL in April 2018, forcing him to miss one of Georgetown’s two Big East championship games in consecutive years. Still, Seaman looked for players that would return stronger; that is exactly what Seaman sought in his draft picks.
Dan Bucaro made an outstanding start to his professional lacrosse career despite missing last season’s Major Lacrosse League championship game due to injury, and on Thursday was honored as Warrior Rookie of the Year by Denver Outlaws for his efforts with them.
Bucaro scored 13 goals and two assists over five games with the Outlaws, helping lead them to an appearance in five straight championship games before ultimately falling short against Boston Cannons in the title matchup.
Denver picked Bucaro ninth overall in the 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft and he played some games for Atlas LC before joining Outlaws this season. A Georgetown native, Bucaro holds all-time goal scoring honors at Hoyas with 153.
Achievement and Honors
Bucaro earned USILA Honorable Mention All-American and Tewaaraton Award nomination status, while also garnering All-BIG EAST First Team recognition, scoring 55 career goals to tie him for second in Georgetown history.
Though he spent much of the 2019 season sidelined due to an injury incurred at Georgetown, Bucaro still managed to garner Major League Lacrosse’s Warrior Rookie of the Year Award as part of his first year with the Denver Outlaws. His efforts helped propel them all the way into their fifth consecutive MLL championship game but ultimately lost 13-10 against Boston Cannons.
He fit seamlessly with teammates, offering insightful suggestions at practice and appearing fully engaged. Furthermore, he was recognized with two consecutive BIG EAST All-Academic Team honors.
Katie Bucaro drives a blue 2009 Honda CRV decorated with Georgetown stickers on the back, which she uses to attend some of Clare’s games each year – their noise volume never going unnoticed by those at these games!
Even while playing through an injury that cut short his junior season, he managed to score 153 goals and help lead the Georgetown Hoyas to two Big East championships in succession. Drafted ninth overall by Denver Outlaws in 2019 and making his Major League Lacrosse (MLL) debut this summer – becoming Warrior Rookie of the Year on Thursday! Alongside Ryan Lee, he helped lead an effective Denver attack that reached seven championship appearances out of nine seasons before ultimately falling short against Boston at their MLL championship game 7 years after making its MLL debut.
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Bucaro will add goal scoring capabilities if Joey Sankey leaves for the Cannons, which makes him one of the most productive attackmen this season and two-goal performers against Whips. Watching how his chemistry with Teat unfolds over the year should prove intriguing.